Our time here is winding down, and as I think over the many people I've met and places I've been on this trip, I'm especially grateful for one encounter in particular.
Chengdu Diary posts about Melissa Block
Moments of grief, candor, and optimism in old and new Beichuan
A gigantic floral display is ready for the May Day holiday in Chengdu.
A seven-course meal is created as if by magic from a bare-bones kitchen in a temporary camp for earthquake survivors.
An encounter with a child in a Sichuan Province housing camp draws a connection with life back home in the United States.
A transitional housing camp in the earthquake zone shows signs of being a real home to its residents despite the site's impermanence.